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9/23/2016




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9/20/2016



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9/16/2016




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9/15/2016



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9/14/2016




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Weekend Update
9/9/2016








As Florida recovers from Hurricane Hermine, FWC extends recreational red snapper season per Gov. Rick Scott’s request

 

Expanded fishing on Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Following a request from Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has expanded the recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters by adding an additional seven days in November. The expanded open season dates will be Nov. 5 and 6; Nov. 11 and 12, which is Veteran’s Day weekend; and Nov. 25, 26 and 27, which is the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 26 date is also a saltwater license-free fishing day. Recreational fishing in Gulf waters adds $7.6 billion annually to Florida’s economy.

 

Gov. Scott said, “Communities across Florida’s Gulf Coast rely on the economic benefit provided by Florida’s 78-day red snapper season. Because of weather conditions caused by Hurricane Hermine, Florida anglers were unable to enjoy an essential weekend of this important season. That is why I requested FWC to expand red snapper season to make up for lost fishing opportunities and keep Florida the ‘Fishing Capital of the World.’”

“The popular red snapper season is an important economic driver for Florida’s coastal communities,” said FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski. “On behalf of the entire FWC, I would like to thank Governor Scott for the encouragement on the expansion of red snapper season and for his leadership while Florida continues to recover from Hurricane Hermine. We look forward to more communities and anglers benefitting from these additional fishing opportunities.”

The red snapper season in state waters was scheduled to be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. To learn more about red snappervisit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Snappers.”

 





PCB Pier Report

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PCB Pier Update

8/31/2016



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Capt. Snapp's August Roundup

8/30/2016




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Weekend Update

8/26/2016





Inshore Fishing Report
8/23/2016



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Panama City Beach Pier Update
8/22/2016



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PCB Pier Update
8/17/2016



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Smoking Allowed
8/9/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
8/5/2016



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Panama City Beach Pier Update
8/2/2016



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Capt. Snapp's July Recap

7/29/2016



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PCB Pier Update

7/27/2016



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Gray triggerfish recreational harvest closed in Gulf waters through Dec. 31

7/26/2016



 

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters through Dec. 31, with the season reopening Jan. 1, 2017. At a meeting earlier this year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved this closure to take place if and when federal waters closed.

 

Recent stock assessments have indicated that gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico are overfished, which means there are not enough fish for these populations to remain sustainable. The regular annual closed season for gray triggerfish in Gulf waters is June 1 through July 31.

 

NOAA Fisheries estimates that the 2016 annual catch target for gray triggerfish was met prior to the June 1 through July 31 annual closure. Once the annual catch target is projected to be met, NOAA closes federal waters to harvest for the year. Harvest overages occurred in 2013, 2014 and 2015; and resulted in shortened federal seasons and limited harvest opportunities for Florida anglers in subsequent years. The 2016 state waters closure is intended to help limit future season closures and rebuild the stock.

 

To learn more about gray triggerfish, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Triggerfish.”





Hot Afternoon Bite
7/21/2016



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PCB Pier Fishing Report
7/12/2016



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Weekend Update
7/8/2016





PCB Pier Report

7/6/2016



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Weekend Update

7/1/2016






BCO Inshore Report

6/30/2016



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Capt. Snapp's June Roundup
6/28/2016



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Pier Report
6/27/2016



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PCB Pier Update

6/21/2016



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Five Giant Reefs Deployed off Panama City Beach

6/9/2016



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Capt. Todd Jones Gulf Update

6/7/2016



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Bay County Outdoors Inshore Report

6/5/2016



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BCO Weekend Update

6/3/2016




PCB Pier Update
6/1/2016



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BCO Weekend Update
5/28/2016





Capt. Snapp's May Update
5/26/2016



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PCB Pier Update
5/24/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
5/19/2016



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Pier Update
5/17/2016



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BCO Weekend Outlook!  Let's Go Fishing
5/13/2016





Axe Time
5/10/2016



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The Weekend Outlook
5/6/2016




Capt. Todd Jones Gulf Update
5/4/2016



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PCB Pier Update
5/3/2016



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Pier Fishing Report
4/29/2016



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BCO Weekend Update
4/28/2016





Capt. Snapp's April Report
4/27/2016



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Pier Time
4/21/2016



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Capt. Todd Jones Fishing Update
4/20/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
4/15/2016



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Pier Time!
4/13/2016



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Pier Update
4/2/2016




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PCB Pier Update
3/22/2016



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Capt. Snapp's March Update
3/21/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
3/18/2016



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Pier Update
3/16/2016



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Pier Report
3/7/2016



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PCB Pier Update
3/1/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
2/26/2016



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Pier Fishing Update
2/22/2016



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Capt. Snapp's Inshore Update
2/21/2016



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Packed Pier
2/15/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
2/11/2016



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Pier Update
2/8/2016



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PCB Pier Update
2/2/2016





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BCO Inshore Report
1/29/2016



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Beach Pier Report
1/25/2016



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PCB Pier Update
1/20/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
1/14/2016



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Panama City Beach Pier Update
1/13/2016



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PCB Pier Report
1/3/2016



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BCO Inshore Report
12/21/2015



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PCB Pier Update
12/16/2015



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Capt. Snapp's December Update
12/11/2015



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Pier Fishing Update
12/8/2015



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PCB Pier Update
12/1/2015




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Gag grouper recreational harvest closes soon in most Gulf waters
Gag grouper will close for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters Dec. 4, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 3. All Gulf federal waters will close Dec. 3, with the last day of harvest being Dec. 2.

State waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties were open from April 1 through June 30 and were not open during the July 1 through Dec. 3 season. Monroe County is also excluded from the July 1 through Dec. 3 season because it follows Atlantic rules for gag grouper.

The FWC manages marine fish from the shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico.

To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater," "Recreational Regulations" and "Gulf Grouper."


Cast & Blast
11/27/2015



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BCO Inshore Report
11/24/2015



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Pier Report
11-22-2015



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Panama City Beach Pier Report
11/17/2015



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PCB Pier Update
11/9/2015



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Panama City Beach Pier Report
11/3/2015



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Final Week Pier vs. Pier
10/27/2015





Capt. Snapp's Inshore Report
10/22/2015



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Week 3 Pier vs. Pier
10/20/2015



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BCO Inshore Report



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Pier vs. Pier Week 2
10/13/2015



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Pier Tournament Heating Up
10/7/2015



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Pier Fishing Heating Up
9/28/2015



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Bay County Outdoors Inshore Report
9/25/2015


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PCB Pier Update
9/23/2015



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Panama City Beach Pier Report
9/15/2015



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Capt. Todd Jones Gulf Update
9/12/2015



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Panama City Beach Pier Update
9/8/2015



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BCO Inshore Fishing Report
9/6/2015



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Kings on the Move
8/31/2015



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Bay County Outdoors Inshore Report
8/25/2015



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Panama City Beach Pier Report
8/24/2015



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Capt. Todd's Inshore / Gulf Fishing Update
8/20/2015



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Panama City Pier Update
8/17/2015



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Capt. Sanpp's Inshore / Gulf Update

8/15/2015



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PCB Pier Update
8/11/2015



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BCO Inshore Report
8/7/2015



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PCB Pier Update
8/3/2015



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BCO Inshore Report
7/24/2015



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Capt. Snapp's Inshore / Gulf Update
7/22/2015



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Panama City Beach Pier Report
7/20/2015



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PCB Pier Report
7/14/2015



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